Track Equipment Hits Blue Line Train

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013  |  Updated 9:50 AM EDT
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Track Equipment Hits Blue Line Train

ASSOCIATED PRESS

A piece of track equipment struck a passing Blue Line train early Thursday morning, but no passengers were injured.

The train was on its way to the Franconia-Springfield station at 12:38 a.m. when it was struck by the movable arm from a piece of track equipment on an adjacent track near Potomac Yard, Metro spokesman Philip Stewart said.

Passengers experienced a 40-minute delay while a safety inspection was completed. The train was not damaged.

Stewart says a work crew conducting tie replacement work was immediately suspended and later taken out of service.

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